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Ideal choice for families
Choice of morning or afternoon departure
Informative, friendly and professional guide
All necessary equipment included
Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
A 30-minute bus ride brings you to the river put-in at the base of Athabasca Falls where you will be given all the necessary equipment and will change into your wetsuit. Being prepared with your swimsuit on under your clothes allows you to be suited up and ready for the river in record time! Your highly experienced, certified guide will give an overview on all rafting and safety procedures before you jump onboard the 6 passenger, self-bailing raft.
As you embark, you will hear the thundering of Athabasca Falls plunging behind you. Your raft will join a turbulent stir of whitewater whisking you downstream as your guide expertly navigates the river, surrounded by the high rock walls of the Athabasca Canyon. In the first part of the 12 kilometer ride, you will punch through consistent sections of exhilarating Class II rapids before the river mellows giving you a chance to relax. Take in spectacular views of the Canadian Rockies and perhaps even spot some local wildlife on the shoreline of this pristine environment.
All technical equipment will be supplied including paddles, wetsuits, neoprene booties and paddle jackets. You will need to wear a swimsuit or t-shirt and shorts under your casual clothing. Be prepared to get wet! Bring dry clothes, a towel and on cooler days, wool socks to wear inside the booties and a warm jacket to put on afterwards. You are also welcome to bring snacks and water to enjoy on the bus to and from the river.
These trips do not require any previous experience and are suited for individuals aged 5 years and above, looking for an introductory whitewater adventure.
The total round-trip time is 3.5 hours which includes 1.5 hours on the water, instruction/safety briefing and all transfers to and from the river. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure for check-in procedures and to meet with your guide.
Highly experienced, certified river guide
All necessary technical equipment
Return transfers to and from the river, departing from our office in Downtown Jasper
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Food and drinks
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be a minimum of 5 years of age
Participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
This trip runs in all weather conditions. Participants will be provided with all the necessary technical equipment including wetsuits, spray jackets, neoprene booties and life jackets, however on cooler days, those prone to feeling the cold should bring either a fleece or wool jacket to wear underneath the spray jacket (No cotton should be worn)
All departure times listed are in Alberta Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST).
The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund